Francis Stuart: Business rate cuts won't save high streets - Prioritise the social foundations of local economies
Francis Stuart, policy officer at the STUC, contributes to our special week of coverage on towns and places, arguuing that the revitalisation of local economies requires a foundational economy approach, which prioritises the everyday goods and services we all rely on
Francis Stuart: We have a big problem in our workforce and we need to talk about it
Oxfam Scotland research and policy adviser Francis Stuart says dwindling workers' rights is bad news for the whole country
THE new face of poverty in Scotland is young. In the last decade, poverty among 19-25 year olds rose twice as much as any other age group. More often than not these young people are also in-work.